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Yehuda Leib HaLevi Ashlag (Baal HaSulam)

Love of Friends

And what you wrote, that you inform me of the exile in Egypt, I wonder, you need further studying. “And they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.” Then, “and God knew.” Without the knowledge of God in the exile, redemption is impossible. Moreover, the knowledge of the exile itself is the reason for the redemption. Thus, how can you wish to inform me at the time of redemption?

The truth shows its way and the grieving one declares his sorrow, and cannot restrain or hide it. Indeed, I feel you all, that within you, today has been replaced with tomorrow, and instead of “now” you say, “later.” There is no cure for that but to strain to understand that error and perversion – that only those who need salvation today are salvaged by the Creator. And those who can wait for tomorrow will obtain their wit after their years, God forbid.

And this came upon you due to your negligence of my request to exert in love of friends, for I have explained to you in every possible manner that this remedy is sufficient to complement for your every deficiency. And if you cannot rise to heaven, I have given you ways on earth; and why have you not added in this work at all?

And besides the great power hidden in it, you should know that there are many sparks of sanctity in each person in the group. And when you collect all the sparks of sanctity into one place, as brothers, with love and friendship, you will certainly have a very high level of sanctity…

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